Laser angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) is employed to investigate the temperature (T) dependence of the electronic structure in BaFe2As2 across the magnetostructural transition at TN∼140K. A drastic transformation in Fermi surface (FS) shape across TN is observed, as expected by first-principles band calculations. Polarization-dependent ARPES and band calculations consistently indicate that the observed FSs at kz∼π in the low-T antiferromagnetic state are dominated by the Fe3dzx orbital, leading to the twofold electronic structure. These results indicate that magnetostructural transition in BaFe2As2 accompanies orbital-dependent modifications in the electronic structure.
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